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House of Diego

House Patron: St. Juan Diego     DIEGO
House Color: Burgundy
Feast Day: December 9
Motto:  Nolite Timere (Be not afraid)
 
Symbol: The Eagle
Juan Diego and his Aztec heritage are remembered in the symbol of the eagle. The eagle was part the founding of Aztec society. Juan Diego’s native name translates to “eagle that speaks.”
 
Crest:
The maroon of the House of Diego is the color of the miraculous Castilian roses that Mary gave to Juan Diego on Tepeyac Hill in 1531.  As we know, that was only the beginning of the miracle of Guadalupe! The crest shows the revelation of the miraculous image of Mary on the tilma of Juan Diego.  Her words to him, “You have nothing to fear,” are recorded in the Latin motto. Juan Diego and his Aztec heritage are remembered in the symbol of the eagle. The eagle was part the founding of Aztec society. Juan Diego’s native name translates to “eagle that speaks.”  Mary appeared dressed as an Aztec princess, revering Juan Diego’s heritage while also calling the entire culture to the Christian faith. Our Lady of Guadalupe is a special patroness of the Americas, with particular patronage over the unborn. Juan Diego’s sun-like halo echoes Mary’s figure on the tilma: she eclipses the sun, to which the Aztecs gave god-like worship.  So too, we who see Our Lady of Guadalupe are reminded of our role in transforming the culture, simply by communicating the correct order of created things in relation to God. Saint Juan Diego, pray for us!
 
The statue of Saint Juan Diego can be found in the rotunda near the auditorium.